Counter-terror police detain armed ‘madman’ after siege in Paris suburb

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The elite RAID police force has taken into custody an armed “madman” who had threatened to blow himself up in the Paris suburb of Enghien-les-Bains.

The only weapon the man has shown is a handgun, reports added.

Earlier, reports emerged online of a hostage situation and suicide blast threat at a lyceum in the suburb. 

Photos of the extensive police presence and a safety perimeter around the area have appeared on social networks.

The local prefecture has denied all reports of a hostage situation in the area.